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Proposed Reforms to the Planning System Needs Significant Changes, According to MPs...

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Planning 
Following on from my previous blog...

According to a report by MPs, the Government’s proposed reforms to the planning system will allow unsustainable developments to go ahead and needs “significant” alterations. The report says that the government needs to clarify the definition of sustainable development, and tighten up drafting in a number of key areas in order to avoid: “fuelling a system of planning by appeal”.

Clive Betts MP, chair of the Communities and Local Government Committe...

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Planning ... All Change?

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Planning 

Building Magazine has reported that the number of planning permissions granted in the three months to September 2011 was 10% down on the previous year. This is according to the latest figures from the Home Builders’ Federation.

The HBF is reported to have said its quarterly housing pipeline report showed that just 32,500 homes were given planning permission in the third quarter, down from 38,500 in the same period last year.

The number of units approved in the first nine months of the year is...

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